Dell SecureWorks Launches New Security Vulnerability Management Services for
the Cloud and Virtual Environments
ATLANTA -- January 7, 2013
Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in world-class information security
services, announces a new Vulnerability Management Service (VMS) and a new Web
Application Scanning (WAS) Service for the Cloud. These add-on Cloud security
solutions are currently available for purchase by customers of Dell Public
Cloud, Dell Cloud Dedicated Service and customers of VMware vCenter 5.0
In addition to the vulnerability management services, Dell SecureWorks is also
offering cloud customers its Global Threat Intelligence Service, a service
which offers expert analysis of millions of security data points related to
new vulnerabilities, emerging threats and new adversary activity. These
security offerings are the first of a series of security solutions Dell
SecureWorks will be launching to Cloud customers in the coming months.
As part of the VMS for Cloud service, Dell SecureWorks security personnel will
conduct regularly scheduled or “on demand” vulnerability scans of a customer’s
cloud services and applications. Meanwhile, Dell SecureWorks’ Web Application
Scanning (WAS) for Cloud service focuses on an organization’s cloud-based Web
applications. It will provide regularly scheduled and “on demand”
vulnerability scans of a customer’s Web applications. Security research shows
that Web applications are one of the most common entry points for cyber
attackers. It is, therefore, critical to ensure that all Web applications,
including cloud-based applications, are properly secured. WAS for Cloud can
scan web applications that reside behind login pages, enabling a security
review of an organization’s Web applications.
If security vulnerabilities are found during the scanning process, the
customer will immediately receive recommendations on how to fix them. And
equally important is that the VMS and WAS for Cloud services are automatically
updated to scan for new vulnerabilities, so the latest cyber threats are
detected. Customers can feel confident if they add new applications or servers
to their cloud environment, they will be scanned as the VMS and WAS for Cloud
solutions create and maintain an accurate inventory of all Cloud assets.
The VMS and WAS solutions have been designed specifically for cloud
environments, and if chosen by the customer, they will be integrated directly
into the customer’s virtual datacenter.
Additionally, all Threat Intelligence reports and analysis from the Global
Threat Intelligence Service are available to customers through the Dell
SecureWorks Portal. The Portal makes it easy for customers to query, report on
and receive email alerts pertaining to vulnerability data relevant to their
organization, and receive actionable recommendations for protecting their
As organizations continue to move their IT environments to the Cloud to save
money and streamline their IT operations, it is critical that entities
continue to secure their data. Data and applications of all types, included
web applications, hosted in the cloud can be just as vulnerable as those
hosted on the customer premise.
With a broad and flexible portfolio of Managed Security, Threat Intelligence
and Security & Risk Consulting services, Dell SecureWorks partners with
organizations of all sizes and industries. Dell SecureWorks has a worldwide
presence across six continents in more than 70 countries and as a result has
an unparalleled view in the cyber-attack landscape. Dell SecureWorks monitors
more than 30 billion events daily.
“Dell and Dell SecureWorks are committed to ensuring organizations’
cloud-based IT assets are safe and secure. Dell already employs Dell
SecureWorks’ award-winning security services to protect the infrastructure of
its Cloud Datacenter. Now we are extending three of our key security solutions
to Cloud customers so they can feel confident that their cloud-based
applications and services are protected from the latest cyber threats.
Providing organizations with vulnerability and web application assessment
services, which are fully managed and specifically designed for cloud
environments, along with our Global Threat Intelligence Service, makes the
discovery and remediation of vulnerabilities a routine and effortless
process,” said Wood. “We are helping to provide customers with a secure
experience while capitalizing on the key benefits the cloud can bring to their
-- Mark Wood, product manager for Dell SecureWorks Cloud Security Services
About Dell SecureWorks:
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognized as an
industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class
information security services to help organizations of all sizes protect their
IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more
information, visit www.dell.com/secureworks.
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Elizabeth Clarke, 404-486-4492
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